Mumbai Indians'(MI) pacer Jasprit Bumrah emerged with a fifer but yet the team suffered a disappointing defeat by a 52-run margin at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) in the 56th match of the Indian Premier League(IPL) on Monday, May 9 at the Dr. D.Y. Patil Stadium in Mumbai.
Jasprit Bumrah showcases special performances but finds himself on losing side
Mumbai Indians had won the toss and invited the Knights to bat first. The former dealt an early blow with their premier batter Suryakumar Yadav being ruled out for the rest of the season due to an injury that he sustained while batting against Gujarat Titans in their last match. He was replaced by Ramandeep Singh.
KKR, meanwhile, continued to shuffle the deck by bringing in as many as five changes to the side- Ajinkya Rahane, Pat Cummins, Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakaravarthy, and Sheldon Jackson.
Venkatesh Iyer and Ajinkya Rahane returned to the top of the order for Kolkata Knight Riders and the former got them off to a rather tumultuous start. Iyer scored 43 off 24 while Rahane scored 25 off as many. Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana kept up the run rate before the former fell to a brilliant delivery from Murugan Ashwin.
KKR had the possibility of crossing 200 here but two overs from Jasprit Bumrah, particularly that last one, may have just turned this match itself in MI’s favor. Jasprit Bumrah gave just 10 runs away and almost bowled two back to back maidens in the latter part and he also tallied his first five wicket haul in one of the greatest spells of bowling in the IPL. Bumrah took three wickets and gave no runs in the 18th over and almost single-handedly restricted the KKR below the 200-run mark.
Chasing the target, MI captain Rohit Sharma fell early, while Ishan Kishan scored his first half-century in eight innings. But MI struggled to find any partnerships. The batting lineup further collapsed as they were bundled out for 113 runs. KKR bowlers wreaked havoc in the contest. Cummins returned with three wickets, Andre Russell with a couple while Southee and Chakravarthy scalped a wicket each.